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1 (Evans, Gil). Hicock, Larry CASTLES MADE OF SOUND: The Story of Gil Evans
(Cambridge, MA): Da Capo Press, (2002). 0306809451 / 9780306809453 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in printed wraps. 306 pages; eight pages of photographs; musicians' memorials; list of interviews; bibliography; and index. 
A biography of the self-made composer, arranger, and bandleader derived from almost seventy exclusive interviews. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 (Himes, Chester). Sallis, James CHESTER HIMES: A Life
New York: Walker & Co., (2001). 0802713629 / 9780802713629 First U.S. edition: Uncorrected proof. Proof. Fine in glossy pictorial wraps. 
First published in the U.K. in 2000 by Payback Press. "In this major literary biography, acclaimed poet, critic, and novelist James Sallis explores Himes' life like never before."--publisher's blurb. Illustrated with photographs. 
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3 (O'Brian, Patrick). De Beauvoir, Simone A VERY EASY DEATH
[London]: Andre Deutsch and Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1966). First U.K. edition: Proof copy. Proof. Pale offsetting and staining to the inside of the covers, minor shelfwear, most noticeably at the spine ends, else a very good plus copy in orange printed wraps. 
First published in Paris by Librairie Gallimard under the title UNE MORT TRES DOUCE. Translated by Patrick O'Brian. A retrospective and reflective review of the last weeks in the life of the author's aging mother. An uncommon proof. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 (Sherlockiana). Williams, Gerard DR. MORTIMER AND THE BARKING MAN MYSTERY
New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., (2001). 078670859X / 9780786708598 First U.S. edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in photo-pictorial wraps. 
A Victorian London mystery featuring Dr. Mortimer, a character from Arthur Conan Doyle's HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. A Russian politico is murdered in London's Soho district and Mortimer is on the case. 
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5 Abrahams, Peter CRYING WOLF
New York: Ballantine Books, (2000). 0345423852 / 9780345423856 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in pictorial wraps. 
"My favorite American suspense novelist."--Stephen King. 
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6 Abrahams, Peter LAST OF THE DIXIE HEROES
New York: Ballantine Books, (2001). 0345439376 / 9780345439376 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in blue and white glossy wraps. 
A chance encounter with a group of Civil War reenactors sends Roy Hill down a devastating path where the lines between reality and fantasy blur, blanks will be replaced with bullets, and a bloody history will live again. 
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7 Ackroyd, Peter MILTON IN AMERICA
New York: Doubleday, (1997). 0385477082 / 9780385477086 First U.S. edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in pictorial wrappers. 
This highly readable novel poses the question: What if the poet John Milton had come to Puritan America in 1660? 
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8 Adams, Harold THE DITCHED BLONDE
New York: Walker and Company, (1995). 0802732631 / 9780802732637 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine, in printed wraps. 
A Carl Wilcox Mystery. "As close as crime fiction comes to a Steinbeck novel."--The Detroit News. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Adams, Harold THE NAKED LIAR
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1985). 0892961260 / 9780892961269 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Tanning to the spine, light soiling to the covers else a near fine copy in light blue wraps. 
The first Carl Wilcox novel to appear in hardcover. "Harold Adams not only makes South Dakota in the thirties perfectly real, he makes me want to go live there. His Carl Wilcox is wonderful company."--Lawrence Block. 
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10 Adams, Richard THE GIRL IN A SWING
(London): Allen Lane, (1980). 0713913452 / 9780713913453 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Very good, with mild soiling to covers and page edges, owner's penned note to cover; in blue printed wraps. 
Proofs for the true first edition, which was suppressed and recalled because of a threatened lawsuit. The character name "Kathe Guetner" here was changed to "Karin Foster" for the corrected reissue. Filmed in 1988 with Meg Tilly. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 Adamson, Isaac KINKI LULLABY
(New York, N.Y.): Dark Alley/An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, (2004). 0060516240 / 9780060516246 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
The fourth installment in the playfully irreverent thriller series featuring journalist and reluctant sleuth Billy Chaka is hailed as "an exuberant mix of urban noir and anime-style action, salted with cheeky humor."--Publishers Weekly. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Adler, Elizabeth ALL OR NOTHING
(New York): Delacorte Press, (1999). First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Near fine in printed wraps, with publisher's promotional letter laid in. 
Romantic thriller about a pair of L.A. detectives on a cross-country manhunt for a ruthless killer. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Adler, Warren MOURNING GLORY
(New York, N.Y.): Kensington Books, (2001). 157566898X / 9781575668987 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in glossy, illustrated wraps. 
"Adler's insight into people, and women in particular, plus his strong storytelling ability, make this a smashing and suspenseful read."--Barbara Taylor Bradford. 
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14 Aellen, Richard RED EYE
New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., (1988). 1556110820 / 9781556110825 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. A near fine copy in rubbed wraps. 
Two brothers, both unaware of the other's existence, one a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, the other a professional assassin, experience a mysterious psychic connection that has treasonous Soviet leaders plotting to kill the Premier and frame the U.S. 
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15 Albert, Neil BURNING MARCH: A Dave Garrett Mystery
New York: A Dutton Book, (1994). First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in red wraps. 
March is the season for murder in the third thriller to feature Philadelphia private-eye Dave Garrett. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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16 Albert, Neil CRUEL APRIL: A Dave Garrett Mystery
(New York): A Dutton Book, (1995). First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in light grey wraps. 
Fourth installment in the continuing adventures of disbarred lawyer-turned-private-eye Dave Garrett. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Aldrin, Buzz & Barnes, John THE RETURN
New York: A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2000). 0312874243 / 9780312874247 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in a pale blue wraps. 
An extraordinary thriller from one of the first men to walk on the Moon. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Alexander, Bruce DEATH OF A COLONIAL
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1999). First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in glossy pictorial wrappers. 
An uncorrected advance proof copy of the Alexander's sixth Sir John Fielding Mystery. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 Alexander, Tasha AND ONLY TO DECEIVE
(New York, N.Y.): William Morrow/An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishe (2005). 0060756713 / 9780060756710 First edition, SECOND printing. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A debut mystery of historical suspense set in Victorian England, with a meticulously researched setting and a complex plot that involves stolen antiques, betrayal and murder. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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20 Allbeury, Ted DEEP PURPLE
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1990). 0892964014 / 9780892964017 First U.S. edition: Uncorrected Proof. Hardcover. Fine in printed red wraps and advance dust jacket (lacking the published text.) 
By the author of A WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS, THE CROSSING, and SEEDS OF TREASON. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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